I am having difficulties correctly calibrating my LCD display (Samsung 244T). I use a Huey Pro to do the calibration, but since it doesn’t calibrate brightness/contrast, it’s not a great solution.
My problem lies there, in brightness/contrast. When comparing work that I do on my monitor (I am a graphic designer) to others who use LaCie CRTs (very reliable colors) it’s always too bright compared to theirs. I will have a grayscale image with texture on it that I see very nicely on my monitor, but they will see pitch black.
When using other calibration methods like NVIDIA/Adobe Gamma I can never get the proper settings to match the proper grays/blacks it seems. It’s like my monitor does not have the proper black level/white point settings. I can play with the brightness/contrast settings all I want I just can’t get things right. I have tried using the Nvidia control panel to further adjust things, but it just makes them worse.
When i check online calibration methods like this: displaycalibration.com/brigh … trast.html I can put down the brightness to 0 and I still do not see the bottom gray/black bar properly, it just dulls out everything. Increasing the contrast to 100 doesn’t help either.
My question is, is there anything else I can try aside from buying a more complete calibrator? Is there a near fail-safe method to test my brightness/contrast? Is there any way to access more settings for my LCD display?
thanks for any help.